Toronto Together will be held at Danforth Music Hall
The Canadian band confirmed the news in an interview on Toronto rock station, 102.1 The Edge. The members confirmed they would host the concert August 11, 2018 at Danforth Music Hall. The show takes place during the popular summer food festival, Taste of the Danforth.
“None of us have the answers to any of this, but what we do as humans is we put on rock shows and make people happy,” Billy Talent told the Edge.
Other acts announced include City and Colour and punk rock band, PUP.
“This is our city and we have to celebrate it and we have to protect it, and we have to go to the Danforth and tell the people there that we’re with them and we love them,” said members of Billy Talent.
“We refuse to allow gun violence to define our city,” PUP posted in a tweet Tuesday morning.
Toronto Together concert made official on Twitter
We’re announcing a special TOronto TOgether show on 8/11 at The Danforth Music Hall with our friends, @CityAndColour & @puptheband to help raise money for the Victims of The Danforth shootings. More info at https://t.co/PN0lJ7HMCj #torontostrong pic.twitter.com/lfbY8vbGkE
— Billy Talent (@BillyTalentBand) July 31, 2018
We’re glad to join @BillyTalentBand @cityandcolour & others on Aug. 11th @TheDanforthMH for TORONTO TOGETHER: a show benefitting @TorontoFdn – Tickets on sale Wednesday, August 1st at 10:00 AM EST. We refuse to allow gun violence to define our city.https://t.co/xwJXuDfCXl pic.twitter.com/1wM0SGKuVU
— PUP (@puptheband) July 31, 2018
Tickets on sale tomorrow at 10:00 AM EST https://t.co/vp3gmCFVtV
— City and Colour (@cityandcolour) July 31, 2018
The Toronto shooting saw two girls killed, 13 others injured
The shooting that happened last week saw two girls dead. Reese Fallon, 18, and 10-year-old Julianna Kozis were laid to rest in separate funeral services Monday.
The shooter died at the scene following an exchange of barrage with Toronto’s finest.
Tickets for Toronto Together go on sale Wednesday August 1st at 10am. Find out more at the benefit concert’s official website, TorontoTogether.com If you can’t make the show August 11, you can always go by the #TorontoStrong fund website here. The fund accepts donations for the April 23 Yonge Street attack and the July 22 Danforth shooting.